Santa Fe is world-renowned as an art center, and it's commonplace for the greatest works of world art be on display in the city.  Here is a highlight of three innovative shows, which have already begun and will continue until early fall.

Museo Nacional del Prado of Spain

Cathedral Park , 131 Cathedral Place

Now through October 29, 2017


The Prado Museum boasts one of the world’s finest collections of European art featuring artists such as Diego Velázquez, Bosch, Francisco de Zurbarán, Titian, José de Ribera, Rubens, El Greco and Francisco de Goya. The exhibition is free and open to the public in the Cathedral Park next to Santa Fe’s iconic Cathedral Basilica of St. Francis of Assisi in the heart of downtown where nature and architecture merge to create an ideal outdoor gallery.  The show will consist of  93 full-scale reproductions.

Santa Fe enjoys international prominence as one of the world’s great art cities,” said Mayor Javier Gonzales. “The arrival of the Spanish in the 16th century was a pivotal development in the creation of a unique and celebrated culture that evolves to this day. We’re especially honored to be the first U.S. site for these stunning Museo Nacional del Prado masterpiece reproductions and welcome all visitors this summer to experience them in the beautiful outdoors of our historic downtown. This exhibit will be a highlight to the Santa Fe Celebrate Global Art and Culture 2017 festivities that will happen all year long.”

Click here to learn about Santa Fe’s Global Art and Culture festivities.

Mirror Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo

Spanish Colonial Arts Society

May 6- October 29, 2017

Join the Museum of Spanish Colonial Art this summer for our exciting new exhibit “Mirror Mirror: Photographs of Frida Kahlo”. Follow Frida from a self-possessed adolescent to a passionate wife and lover, an independent artist, fashion icon and object of cult-like reverence. On loan from Throckmorton Fine Arts in New York.

Lines of Thought: Drawing from Michelangelo to Now

On Loan from the British Museum at New Mexico Museum of Art

The exhibition examines the many ways artists have used drawing as a means of provoking thought from the fifteenth century to today. The artists are a ‘who’s who’ of artists through the centuries: Leonardo da Vinci, Michelangelo, Albrecht Dürer, Piet Mondrian, Paul Cézanne, Pablo Picasso, Bridget Riley, Barbara Hepworth, Henry Moore, Franz Kline and Rachel Whiteread. Combining work from master artists of the past with current artists, the show clearly demonstrates the common thread of drawing as the basis for creation.

And, as usual, if you are in Santa Fe, please don’t hesitate to come by our centrally-located office, or give us a call or email.  We would love to go to work for you!